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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Own Things

Sat, 28 Apr 2018, 08:29 AM (-06:00)

Somewhere in Kentucky there are three kids doing their own things. My cousin’s kids. The Leader of Cheers. That Lady. The Runner of Races. Doing their own things.

Happy Hour and Sunset (On Mars)

Sat, 28 Apr 2018, 08:20 AM (-06:00)

1. Are You Going? “Are you going to your happy hour,” Debra asked. I had been sitting in the office after having turned in my monitors and my laptop and my keyboard and my mouse, after having taken my Philodendron down to the car, after having cleaned my desktop and the counter where the Philodendron […]


Thu, 26 Apr 2018, 07:42 PM (-06:00)

Hi Folks. Some of you might have heard this, some maybe not. Tomorrow is my last day at the company. It has been a great six years working here, and all of you have been a big, big part of that. Thank you for the camaraderie, the stimulation, and the friendship. What an incredible place […]

That Giddy Feeling

Tue, 24 Apr 2018, 08:15 PM (-06:00)

Do you remember what if felt like then? As the days got warmer. As the trees got green. As summer was just around the corner. As school began to wind down. As the smell of cut grass filled the air. As days became long again. Do you remember how your heart wanted to burst with winter […]

Enough Special Relativity

Sun, 22 Apr 2018, 09:04 PM (-06:00)

“You want to come with me and the dogs?” she asked me from the doorway. “It’s beautiful out there.” I had been inside most of the day, struggling to figure out what I need to absorb about Special Relativity that they’re likely to ask on the test. “No,” I mumbled. “I can’t.” It was late […]

Fair and Fierce

Sat, 21 Apr 2018, 07:39 PM (-06:00)

An SUV pulled up in front of the house. There were two women in it. Trudy could see this, because she happened to be at the front door at that very moment. They pulled up beside the purple-blooming Verbena and various Salvias and the yellow-blooming Englemann Daisy and Xexmenia. One of the woman had a […]


Wed, 18 Apr 2018, 09:25 PM (-06:00)

This place has been good to me. Six years of good, although there were days when “good” might not have been how I would have characterized it then. Ask the Fair and Industrious Trudy, who was always there. Still: good. Harish sends me a message. He quotes Asad, who observes, “David seems to be smiling […]

What They Think

Tue, 17 Apr 2018, 07:50 PM (-06:00)

Russ did a double take.  “Russ,” I said to him our our weekly video chat, “I’m giving my two week notice.” He did a physical double take — the kind where his head swings to the camera with eyes wide open. He was gracious and kind and curious about what I was planning to do. […]